The Waterberg biosphere is a mountainous massif in Limpopo lies in the northern reaches of South Africa, covering an area of some 400'000 ha featuring large areas of unspoiled wilderness and open spaces. Designated in 2009, it is an important catchment area for the Limpopo Basin, with four large rivers originating within its borders - the Lephalale, the Mokolo, the Matlabas and the Magalakwena Rivers. Within the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve is the Marakele National Park.
It features unique rock formations, a result of the steep terrain, sandstone base rock and high rainfall in some areas. Its high level of biological diversity includes many Red Data and orange listed species, as well as endemic species. The main economic driver is tourism.
Marakele National Park
South Africa 2016 Waterberg Biosphere Reserve.
The stamp was issued in the series "South African Biospheres".